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Sixteen Sundays: Worshipping the Pittsburgh Steelers

Photographs and text by Kevin Francis Sweeney


112 pages

Sixteen Sundays: Worshipping the Pittsburgh Steelers captures the perpetual passion of the Steeler Nation by focusing on the faces, rituals, and artifacts of the loyal Pittsburgh Steelers fans. Kevin Francis Sweeney’s photographic tribute is an insider perspective that shows what the Steelers’ success means to the people of Pittsburgh and how winning and losing feels for faithful Steelers fans everywhere. Photographed during five incredible seasons that included two Super Bowl victories these black and white images remain timeless by recreating the exciting cycle of football that fuels the NFL’s most dedicated fans.

The Pittsburgh Steelers represent Pittsburgh’s past, present and future greatness. Their six Super Bowl championships are unequalled in the National Football League and their continued success attracts and maintains a population of loyal supporters. Sixteen Sundays examines through images what the Pittsburgh Steelers mean to their fans by looking at how popular sports culture transcends geographic location and unites people from all walks of life.

This book will contain 60 black and white photographs that will appeal to the diehard Steelers fan, the fine art photography enthusiast, and even the casual fan of NFL football. Unlike sports yearbooks that focus on one season, Sixteen Sundays connects the past and present by showing the emotions common to every season. These photographs capture genuine emotion and intensity revealing the extraordinary devotion of the common Steelers fan. Sixteen Sundays will strengthen community pride and secure the identity of Steelers fans all over the world.

The book includes text and photographs by Kevin Francis Sweeney as well as collages created from newspaper headlines. Other contributors include Steelers team president Art Rooney II and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports columnist Gene Collier.

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